Work-life balance is a terrible idea.

You think it’s a good idea, but that’s only because you haven’t fully thought it through. That’s why I’m here.

You’re welcome.

When I ask my coaching clients what they mean by “work-life balance” they usually say some version of “I want to work less.”

But that’s not work-life balance. That’s just working less.

It’s like eating a Big Mac and french fries for every meal and claiming you want a more balanced diet, so you eat less french fries.

That’s not the answer. That’s not how it works.

Work-life balance can’t be achieved with some trickery of time commitments. You’re not going to suddenly have balance simply by working only 20 hours a week.

Work-life balance requires a completely different mind shift than you think. And it’s not a good mind shift.

Let me explain.